Meet EWI UltraThinSeal™ at Pack Expo in Chicago

By Rebecca Gurk on Saturday, October 13th, 2018 in Advanced Manufacturing, Events, EWI – Company, Manufacturing Competitiveness, Manufacturing Innovation, Packaging, Ultrasonic Processes. No Comments

EWI first introduced its novel ultrasonic sealing technology at Pack Expo two years ago. This year, attendees can find out about EWI UltraThinSeal™, a new firm that can deliver and deploy the technology right into your plant. Last week, the online magazine MANUFACTURING TOMORROW profiled the EWI spinout company in its pre-Pack Expo coverage. To learn aboutRead more


EWI Returns to Pack Expo 2018 with EWI UltraThinSeal™

By Heidi Wilson on Thursday, September 13th, 2018 in Manufacturing Competitiveness, Manufacturing Innovation, Manufacturing Technology, Packaging, Technology Innovation, Ultrasonic Processes. No Comments

EWI will showcase its state-of-the-art ultrasonic package sealing system at this year’s Pack Expo in Chicago, October 14-17. EWI UltraThinSeal™ (formerly known as EWI GreenSeal) uses a unique, patented sealing technology to create an ultrasonic seal as narrow as 1mm. The technology offers game-changing efficiencies and benefits throughout the entire value chain from suppliers, toRead more


Finding Engineering Solutions for the Challenges of Vehicle Electrification

By Rebecca Gurk on Tuesday, June 5th, 2018 in Advanced Energy, Arc Welding, Automotive, Composites Joining, Dissimilar Materials, Dissimilar Metals Joining, EWI – Company, Lightweighting, Manufacturing Competitiveness, Manufacturing Innovation, Manufacturing Technology, Microjoining, Technology Innovation, Ultrasonic Processes. No Comments

According to trend watcher Industry Week, the number of electric cars on the road is likely to triple in the next two years – from 3.7 million last year to 13 million by the end of the decade. As the automotive industry starts to embrace vehicle electrification, there is an increasing need for smarter, moreRead more


Ultrasonic Metal Foil Additive Manufacturing Explained

By Rebecca Gurk on Tuesday, May 15th, 2018 in Additive Manufacturing, Advanced Manufacturing, Aerospace, Dissimilar Metals Joining, Manufacturing Innovation, Metal 3D Printing, Metal Composites, Ultrasonic Processes. No Comments

Ultrasonic metal foil additive manufacturing is a technology that was pioneered by Fabrisonic, an affiliate of EWI. It uses ultrasonic welding to build up metal parts layer by layer – a low-temperature, solid-state process that can produce 3D-printed parts as large as 6’ x 6’ square. Recently, Fabrisonic President Mark Norfolk gave a terrific explanationRead more


Recently Published: Improving Productivity in an Ultrasonic-Assisted Drilling Vertical Machining Center

By Christine Filippetti on Thursday, April 19th, 2018 in Advanced Manufacturing, EWI – Company, Ultrasonic Processes. No Comments

EWI Graduate Fellow, Amin Moghaddas, along with EWI colleagues, Matt Short, Nick Wiley, Karl Graff, and an OSU co-author were recently published in the March 2018 issue of the Journal of Manufacturing Science & Engineering. “Improving Productivity in an Ultrasonic-Assisted Drilling Vertical Machining Center,” focuses on transitioning the ultrasonic-assisted drilling (UAD) process from a laboratoryRead more


An Approach to Determine Minimum Amplitude Required for Ultrasonic Welding — New Paper

By Rebecca Gurk on Monday, November 13th, 2017 in Advanced Manufacturing, Ultrasonic Processes. No Comments

One of the most important variables for ultrasonic welding is amplitude.  While recommended amplitude guidelines are available for many generic materials based on accumulated industry experience, use of specialized and newly developed materials is rapidly increasing.  To that end, it is desired to have a method for experimentally determining the minimum amplitude required for aRead more


New Paper — Hybrid Ultrasonic Spot Welding of High Strength Materials

By Rebecca Gurk on Thursday, October 19th, 2017 in Advanced Manufacturing, Aerospace, Automotive, EWI – Company, Lightweighting, Manufacturing Innovation, Manufacturing Technology, Resistance Processes/Solid-State Processes, Ultrasonic Processes. No Comments

EWI recently completed a study comparing the hybrid process to ultrasonic metal welding, focusing on joining aluminum 6061 to itself. The results of this research are discussed in a new paper by EWI Applications Engineer Lindsey Lindamood.


EWI GreenSeal™ Returns to Pack Expo 2017

By Beth Sharb on Monday, September 18th, 2017 in Advanced Manufacturing, EWI – Company, Manufacturing Technology, Packaging, Ultrasonic Processes. No Comments

Last year at Pack Expo 2016, EWI unveiled the newest innovation in ultrasonic packaging. This year, we’ll be back at Pack Expo demonstrating how EWI GreenSeal™ can improve your package performance, lower material usage, and enjoy significant savings. EWI’s narrower ultrasonic sealing technology produces a more effective seal that increases shelf life, eliminates the need forRead more